5 Challenges of Living with Diabetes
1 ~ Dealing with the threat of 'complications'. Waiting for the other shoe to drop.
2 ~ Taking time out of a busy life to tend to its every bidding. Never a break.
3 ~ Figuring out (guessing) the right amount of insulin for every task or meal.
4 ~ Keeping my numbers in a non-diabetic range.
5 ~ Following protocol to the letter. (alcohol swabbing, site rotation, lancet changing, etc.)
5 Small Victories I Can Claim
1 ~ Twenty ONE years and no complications!
2 ~ TWO healthy pregnancies and TWO adorable kids!
3 ~ Eating THREE relatively healthy home-cooked meals everyday!
4 ~ Keeping my A1c at or below 7.0 for the last FOUR years!
5 ~ Testing my blood sugar at least FIVE or more times per day and pouncing on out of range numbers aggressively!